Six students awarded scholarships through UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center

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The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center recently awarded scholarships to six students who are military veterans or dependents of active or retired military at their annual scholarship luncheon held on Wednesday, July 30.

The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment, Buzz and Larue Ambersley Memorial Scholarship and the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship made these awards possible.

Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson created an endowment in 2001 to provide scholarships for veteran dependents to pursue their education at UWF. The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship assists qualified sons and daughters of military veterans who demonstrate leadership capability and commitment to service. Through this scholarship, funds are provided annually to undergraduate student scholars enrolled in the College of Business.

The Buzz and Larue Ambersley Scholarship was established with the UWF Foundation Inc. to provide assistance to a dependent child or spouse of a non-commissioned officer (veteran, deceased or active duty) who is a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa or Walton counties.

The Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship was also established to provide assistance to military veterans and dependents attending UWF.

Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment recipients:

  • Yuri Armstrong
  • David Marshall
  • Christopher Barretta
  • Evelyn Vanderbeck

Buzz and Larue Ambersley Scholarship recipient:

  • Rebecca Zittel

Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship recipient:

  • Kris Ledbetter

The MVRC is committed to serve the educational and training needs of prospective and currently enrolled service members, veterans, their dependents, their survivors, and other persons eligible to receive educational benefits under the various Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) programs. For more information about the MVRC, visit www.uwf.edu/militaryveterans.

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